Friday, December 18, 2015


 Perro, or Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra, was the name given to the group of musicians who played, recorded and jammed together in the early 70′s. They were, essentially, members of Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their first album together, Blows Against The Empire, was released, not as the Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra, but as Jefferson Starship (a name later used for Grace Slick and Paul Kantner’s band formed in 1974). They then officially became Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra on David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name.

In 1971, these musicians got together for rehearsals at Wally Heider Studios and, luckily for us, these sessions were recorded (see below) yielding some truly remarkable music and interactions between this collective group of inspired and supremely talented artists. They were as follows:

    David Crosby – guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
    Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
    Grace Slick – piano, vocals
    Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    Jack Casady – bass
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
    Phil Lesh – bass
    Bill Kreutzmann – drums
    Mickey Hart – percussion
    David Freiberg – viola, vocals
     and others

 The following LP's were recorded as PERRO and each was released as solo works by the main artist......

1970  Blows Against The Empire - Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship
1970  If I Could Only Remember My Name - David Crosby
1971  Songs For Beginners - Graham Nash
1971  Sunfighter - Paul Kantner and Grace Slick
1972  Graham Nash and David Crosby - Nash and Crosby
1972  Rolling Thunder - Mickey Hart
1973  Baron Von Tollbooth And The Chrome Nun - Kantner, Slick and David Freiberg

A return to the title Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra was used for a 1983 Lp by Kantner and others

Planet Earth Rock N' Roll Orchestra
Wally Heider Recording Studios
San Francisco, CA
Recorded By Stephen Barncard

Disk 1

01: Jorma And Jerry's Jam 1
02: Dope Rap With Piano
03: Solo Piano
04: Jam Slide
05: Wooden Ships Jam
06: Walking IN The Mountains
07: Is It Really Monday
08: Mountain Song #1
09: Loser #1, #2
10: Under Anesthesia(False Start),aka"You Sit There"
11: Under Anesthesia, aka "You Sit There"
12: Mountain Song #3

Disk 2

01: Wall Song #1
02: Over Jordan, aka "Wayfaring Stranger"
03: Wild Turkey, aka "Leather Winged Bat"
04: Loser #3,#4
05: Epp Hour, aka "Rounds"
06: Wall Song #2
07: Mountain Song #4
08: Tamalphais High(At About 3),aka "Kids And Dogs"
09: Kids And Dogs
10: NO Song
11: Violin Jam
12: Guitar Solo 1


Anonymous said...

Another great post! Thanks for all your hard work. Thanks, Terry

Timmy said...

Great! Thanx..........

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the repost. Many of these tracks are better than what was released/to my ears. The sound quality on most of these is excellent also. Someone should officially release some of this someday. Larry

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!

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